TU Chemnitz

School of Behavioural & Social Sciences: Department of Psychology: Educational and Developmental Psychology

Curriculum Vitae - Prof. Dr. Heiner Rindermann

Heiner Rindermann

Prof. Dr. Heiner Rindermann 2009 in Oxford, presentation "Enhancement of  
cognitive competence" at the symposium "Cognitive Enhancement".
      Heiner Rindermann

      Prof. Dr. Heiner Rindermann 2010 in Belo Horizonte, presentation "Why some nations
are so smart? Lessons learned from international intelligence research useful for
furtherance of abilities in developing countries".


  • 1972 - 1985 Public schools, Ludwigsburg and Sinsheim, Baden-Wuerttemberg
  • 1986 - 1995 University of Heidelberg
    Major: psychology
    Minors: philosophy, ethnology, sociology, medicine, political science and classical philology
  • 1995 University of Heidelberg, Ph.D. in psychology
  • 11/2005 University of Landau, habilitation

    Academic and Research Positions

  • 1988 - 1993 Research assistant, Department of Psychology, Heidelberg University
  • 1994 - 1999 Research assistant, Department of Educational Psychology, LMU Munich
  • 1999 - 2007 Research assistant, Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg, Department of Methodology, Diagnostics and Evaluation
  • 2001 Visiting professor, University of Graz, differential psychology
  • 2003 - 2004 Interim professorship for educational psychology, University of Kassel
  • 2004 - 2006 Interim professorship for educational science, Saarland University
  • 2006 - 2007 Interim professorship for educational science, University of Paderborn
  • 2008 - 2010 Professor of evaluation and methodology of developmental psychology, University of Graz
  • 2010 - present Professor for educational and developmental psychology, Chemnitz University of Technology


  • 2007 William-Stern-Preis for outstanding innovative work in the field of personality psychology (Fachgruppe Differentielle Psychologie, Persönlichkeitspsychologie und Psychologische Diagnostik in der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Psychologie (German Psychological Society, DGPs)
  • 2010 Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science (APS) for “sustained outstanding contributions to the science of psychology”.

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